noun, often attributive
pro·​mo | \ˈprō-(ˌ)mō \
plural promos

Definition of promo 

: a promotional announcement, blurb, or appearance

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To get the deal, enter the promo code CYBER18 on the site. Bridget Hallinan, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Best Black Friday Travel Deals of 2018," 23 Nov. 2018 Alfred Delia appeared on the viral promo video for the 2018 Mid-Atlantic Regional Tournament of the Little League World Series. Amy Lieu, Fox News, "'Big Al,' little leaguer who said, 'I hit dingers,' appears on Kimmel," 16 Aug. 2018 That said, Uber also introduced a feature allowing organizations and campaigns to generate promo codes to send out to followers. Patrick Sisson, Curbed, "Free rides to the polls test the transit and turnout connection," 1 Nov. 2018 Right now until September 24, Macy's is offering up to 15 percent off on trending (and some of my absolute favorite) beauty brands like MAC, Sunday Riley, and more with the promo code VIP at checkout. Tiffany Dodson, SELF, "13 Cult-Favorite Beauty Products You Can Buy On Sale at Macy's Right Now," 21 Sep. 2018 In a new promo for House of Cards season 6, Claire sits in the Lincoln Monument's massive chair, looking sleek. Rebecca Farley,, "Robin Wright Is Presidential In First HOC Promo Since Kevin Spacey Scandal," 5 July 2018 In the promo, fans can also see that the bottle will be shaped like a cloud. Leah Prinzivalli, Allure, "Ariana Grande Announces Brand-New Fragrance One Day After Engagement News," 12 June 2018 On the May 1 episode of SmackDown, Cass called out Daniel Bryan in an in-ring promo in advance of their match at Backlash. Dan Gartland,, "Report: Big Cass Disobeyed Vince McMahon in Segment With Little Person," 10 May 2018 In a promo this week, Marvel stars teasingly wondered where Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly’s characters Scott Lang and Hope van Dyne were during Infinity War. Joanna Robinson, HWD, "Will Avengers 4 Have Alternate Realities, Miraculous Resurrections, and a Happy Ending?," 2 May 2018

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First Known Use of promo

1946, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for promo

short for promotional

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The first known use of promo was in 1946

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English Language Learners Definition of promo

: something (such as an announcement, a brief film, or an appearance) that is used to advertise or promote something (such as a new book or movie)

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